As we await the returns of our invitees, we are preparing for the Agnew-Harrison in person this year. Stay tuned for more details! Check out our sponsors!
2023 Amateur Competitions
We have two upcoming competitions scheduled for our 2023 season. For details on individual contest types check out the Tune Requirements page
Contests start at 7:00pm
John Weir Foote Armouries WO and Sgt's mess,
200 James St N, Hamilton
Street parking only! Facility parking is reserved for military personnel
Details for the February 18th contest
John Cairns - Piping
Steve Hill - Snare Drumming
Reagan Jones - Tenor and Bass
Details for the March 4th contest
Trish Kirkwood - Piping
Graham Kirkwood - Snare Drumming
Johnny Rowe - Tenor and Bass
Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario
The PPBSO — the Pipers’ and Pipe Band Society of Ontario — administers piping, drumming and pipe band contest at various highland games throughout Ontario. Several of these annual summer competitions have special designations, including the North American Championship, the Canadian Championship and the Ontario Championship.
The Niagara-Hamilton Branch is one of several local PPBSO branches throughout Ontario. We hold monthly meetings from October through April.
In addition to being a fun social gathering, our meetings provide opportunities to develop piping and drumming in our area.
We hold annual Amateur Competitions for amateur pipers and drummers.